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Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, death of 5-year-old
Law enforcement blotter: Monday, August 22
Driver injured in rollover near Osakis
Update: Body found in vehicle is missing Osakis man, says family
New well policy draws overflow crowd at council meeting
WISSOTA racing returns to Douglas County Fair
Balancing act: Osakis tennis staggers lineup to begin fall
Sports schedule for Tuesday, August 23
Rose secures third-straight club title at AGC
Panther football has seniors to lean on
Platte Valley Boys bring bluegrass to Alexandria
Alzheimer's disease education session offered
Lakes Area HOG to accept Nation of Patriots flag
Local registered dietitian to give presentation
Haberman is interim pastor at United Methodist
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Youth day comes together
Waterfowlers can expect similar structure to last year
Lais posthumously honored for four decades with Viking Sportsmen
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
Matthew W. Lepak
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: Making sure our veterans get the care they deserve
LETTER: Community Night Out was great success
LETTER: Old green grass has been restored
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
From the archives - 1916: Room for rent for housekeeping or otherwise
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Corn Views: Farmers take leadership role on water quality issues
Save money, water by using rain barrels
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 10, 2016
Zebra mussel found in Pocket Lake
The Department of Natural Resources confirmed five new reports of zebra mussels in Central Minnesota lakes Wednesday, including Pocket Lake in Douglas County. Infested waters signs have been posted at DNR accesses on Pocket Lake, located south of Lake Mary, and on West Battle Lake...
August 10, 2016 - 12:43pm
July 29, 2016
Zebra mussels invade Lake Osakis
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed zebra mussels in Lake Osakis in Todd and Douglas counties, as well as in northwestern...
July 29, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
2015: No new AIS infestations
"The good news is that we didn't have any new infestations in 2015," said Dave Rush, Douglas County Land and Resource Management director. After its first full open-water season on the books, the local aquatic invasive species (AIS) task force is noting the good news, but also quickly...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
August 30, 2013
Invasive species have already won
To the editor: Re: Editorial in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Alexandria Echo Press, "In Minnesota the invasive species are winning," and "No one has right to infest a lake. The invasive species have already won. We need to change the approach. I disagree. Inspection and decontamination...
August 30, 2013 - 12:04pm
Invasive species have already won
Re: Editorial in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Alexandria Echo Press, “In Minnesota the invasive species are winning,” and “No one has right to infest a lake. The invasive species have already won. We need to change the approach. I disagree. Inspection and decontamination...
August 30, 2013 - 8:07am
August 17, 2013
DNR asks: 'Are you doing your part to stop spread of AIS on lakes?'
A watercraft inspector with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) inspects a boat exiting a lake and finds aquatic invasive species (AIS) attached. DNR officials say it's a scenario they experience far too often in their efforts to curb the spread of AIS. "DNR and its...
August 17, 2013 - 10:15am
August 7, 2013
Zebra mussels invade Lake Mary
The list of lakes infested with zebra mussels continues to grow. Last week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirmed the...
August 7, 2013 - 12:00am
July 31, 2013
Clean-and-drain areas introduced at boat launches
To help boaters prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS), the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is adding more than...
July 31, 2013 - 12:00am
July 19, 2013
Lake Latoka listed as infested with zebra mussels
Lake Latoka in Douglas County near Alexandria is joining the growing list of Minnesota lakes that are designated as infested with zebra mussels. Earlier this month, a snorkeler found a 3- or 4-year-old zebra mussel in the lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. DNR...
July 19, 2013 - 12:00am
July 18, 2013
DNR introduces 'clean-and-drain' at boat launches to stop zebra mussels
To help boaters prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS), the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is adding more than 200 "clean-and-drain" areas to statewide public water access sites this summer. The special areas will act as visual reminders to boaters...
July 18, 2013 - 6:21am
July 17, 2013
In precautionary move, DNR designates Lake Latoka as infested with zebra mussels
Lake Latoka in Douglas County near Alexandria is joining the growing list of Minnesota lakes that are designated as infested with zebra mussels. Earlier this month, a snorkeler found a 3 or 4-year old zebra mussel in the lake, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. DNR...
July 17, 2013 - 3:58pm
July 16, 2013
More businesses now fall under aquatic invasive species training requirement
Businesses that decontaminate, rent or lease boats or other water-related equipment will now be required to attend aquatic invasive species (AIS) training and acquire a permit under a state law change that took effect July 1, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
July 16, 2013 - 12:09pm
Zebra mussels invade Whitefish chain of lakes
The recent discovery of adult zebra mussels in Cross Lake, part of the 14-member lake Whitefish chain of lakes, has been confirmed by a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) aquatic invasive species biologist. Preliminary searches of connected waters have resulted in the...
July 16, 2013 - 11:52am
July 10, 2013
Program to discuss zebra mussel results
A public program hosted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on July 13 at Lake Carlos State Park Visitors Center near Alexandria. The purpose of the program is to discuss the results from the 2012 zebra mussel mobile laboratory trials...
July 10, 2013 - 12:00am
July 4, 2013
Summer visitors reminded to review AIS laws before traveling
As the summer travel season approaches its peak, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds visitors to review aquatic invasive species (AIS) laws before traveling to ensure compliance and avoid a citation. Stepped up education and enforcement of Minnesota's AIS...
July 4, 2013 - 7:33am